HOSPITAL SISTERS HEALTH SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Hospital is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, a multi-institutional healthcare system that owns and operates 13 hospitals (8 in Illinois and 5 in Wisconsin).
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The Hospital Sisters Health System is sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, an international, multi-cultural congregation of Franciscan Sisters.
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St. Joseph's Hospital has created a family of colleagues based on a philosophy advocated by Robert Greenleaf, called Servant Leadership. For over 15 years, we have committed ourselves to a workplace in which human values area encouraged and cooperation, rather than competition, rules the day. For more information about Servant Leadership and training opportunities, please contact us.
The Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis came to Chippewa Falls on June28, 1885, at the invitation of Father Charles Goldsmith, the first and only pastor in Chippewa Falls at the time.
By November, the Rutledge home became the site of St. Joseph's Hospital. The sale of hospital tickets to loggers (a $5 ticket insured the holder for one year in case of sickness including medicine) funded builiding additions.
In the 1970's, the Hospital Sisters began a major capital campaign to raise funds for a larger facility. The 'new' St. Joseph's was formally opened on September 21, 1975, on County Highway I. In 1976, the first lay administrator was appointed.
Fifteen Sisters have served as administrator and many worked in the hospital. Educational offerings and retreats for staff preserve the Sisters' mission to provide care in the Franciscan spirit and continue our Catholic healing ministry.
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